Chrissie Pissie (Christine Terepora)

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Chrissie Pissie

Chrissie Pissie
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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March 17
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I learned long ago not to take myself too seriously. No one else does.

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AUGUST 22, 2011 12:04PM

Thirty-Eight Years Ago

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Thirty-eight years ago, we said “I do”

I was shy, he was not.  I liked the way he asked the girls that other boys avoided if they would like to dance. 

I took decks of cards and books with me to these teen dances so that I would not sit there with that anxious look many of my friends would have as they waited for a boy to approach them.  I had no idea that in actuality this was a “boy draw,” as they would curiously ask what I was playing. I was pretty sure they were not going to ask me to dance so I would answer, “Solitaire, a game played alone.”  Slick, huh. 

When the dance was nearing its end, the young men sitting at tables on the other side of the hall were busy talking and not dancing, ignoring the nervous looks being sent their way, it was I who was sent by the girls to tell the boys to dance, because you see, I didn’t care.  They would obediently get up and for an hour the floor would be occupied by shuffling couples. 

One evening, as I was telling the young men that time was a wasting, the young man who was adored by the less popular girls, asked me to dance.  I found out his name was Adam.  If I had been older, it might have mattered that he was my total opposite, but to a young teenager it meant nothing.  And so began our years of growing up together.   Five years later, in our early twenties, we got married.  Those who bet that our marriage wouldn’t last half a year lost that bet. 

Thirty- eight years, two children, two grandchildren, tears and laughter, and he can still make my eyes roll into the back of my head. 

I love you Adam.

 

 

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First! I love you both and send you the very best wishes for many years to come. Happy Anniversary. But, just one question, "How the hell did Adam put up with you for so long?" That man is a SAINT. Then again, you are an Angel. -R-

Your partner in many crimes...Chrissie 1
Oh, that's so wonderful! And beautifully said.
Sounds like you landed a good one. I count you both as blessed.
My dear partner in crime, thank you. The feeling is mutual! And Adam’s convinced it’s the horns that hold my halo up!
Thank you Spike, it is wonderful; the beautifully said part means a lot to this untrained writer.
Sarah, I did, indeed. He and I are both smart enough to know how blessed we are.
Cool. I could see you in my minds eye marching over to the boys to set them straight about asking girls to dance.

My story isn't as romantic, but I am coming up on 23 years. I would love to run into half the nay sayers from when we were married so I could smile coolly at them and causually ask do you remember when? Then again, I didn't like the people who thought we wouldn't last any ways and that ain't no sour grapes talking.

Happy anniversary!
Cool. I could see you in my minds eye marching over to the boys to set them straight about asking girls to dance.

My story isn't as romantic, but I am coming up on 23 years. I would love to run into half the nay sayers from when we were married so I could smile coolly at them and causually ask do you remember when? Then again, I didn't like the people who thought we wouldn't last any ways and that ain't no sour grapes talking.

Happy anniversary!
And I love this entry! Many evenings, sitting out on our porch, Mel and I have our favorite conversation: How great it would have been had we met and married in our twenties. I envy anyone who has had thirty-plus years to share with someone they love.
@Torman, Daniel & I have the same conversation all the time. We've been together just over 3 years and wish it could have been forever. But, as we like to say, "Some people never find the ONE, and aren't we so lucky we finally did."
"I liked the way he asked the girls that other boys avoided if they would like to dance." That says it all.

Wonderful, and congrats to you both! (My hs sweetheart and I lasted 20 years. We just grew apart, as so many early-married couples do.)
Auntynae, I am amazed that I did actually go over and bully them into going over to the girls and asking them to dance as I really and truly was shy. The best revenge? Making liars out of the naysayers!
Torman, Adam and I are so lucky. I am happy that you and Mel, although you will not have the years, have quality.
Christine, you and Torman didn’t have the growing pains that Adam and I did. We had to go through the growing pains of youth and struggles within ourselves as we, ahem, matured. Torman and Mel, you and Daniel had all that nonsense out of the way by the time you met.
Lea, that’s the problem with growing pains. As you grow, you sometimes grow in different directions.
toritto, lucky you. Thank you. I’ve spoken severely to Adam on this topic; I die first because I don’t know if I’d find the strength to go on without him.
Ahhh!! Beautiful! Congrats!!!
Prrrrrrr.... I am one happy pussy.... cat!
My eyes are leaking. I have no idea why that happens. I need to get it checked out. Happy Anniversary!
Thank you, Bellwether, please don't get that leak fixed. The recipients of your leakage love it!
Happy belated anniversary. Such stories always make my heart flutter with joy. Wish you many more. ♥R
There is nothing sweeter than a real life love story.
rated with love
Fusun, Poetess, thank you, nothing I can add to such lovely comments.
Congrats. Opposites attract!
And Midwest, in this case, I am thrilled about that!